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Belinda Locke (QLD)

Belinda has long brown curly hair and is wearing a red top with matching red lipstick.

Leading to the Future panel, Artist in Residence (Under My Tongue)

Belinda Locke is an Australian theatre director, performer, and disability advocate. She has been acknowledged for her work as a young artist and emerging leader by her award of the Rose Byrne Scholarship for an Emerging Female Leader in the Arts (2016), and her selection for Australia Council for the Arts’ Sync Leadership program (2014).

Belinda has curated and produced a number of national independent arts festivals in Australia, including as the Founding Director of Undercover Artist Festival (2015) hosted by Queensland Theatre, and as a co-founder of the Festival of Australian Student Theatre presented annually at La Boite Theatre Company since 2010.

Belinda’s artistic practice brings to light hidden stories and experiences through performance. She has worked on projects with Sydney Theatre Company, Berlinklusion (Berlin), Australian Theatre for Young People, Australian Theatre Company (Los Angeles), Adelaide Fringe Festival, Brisbane Powerhouse and the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, amongst others. In 2017 she delivered keynote speeches in Hollywood and Berlin, and was honoured as part of the G’Day USA events in Los Angeles.

Belinda is currently completing her Doctor of Philosophy with Queensland University of Technology, serves as the Chair of Crack Theatre Festival, and as Chair of Arts Access Australia.

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Meeting Place 2018

24 - 26 September

Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870